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Physical human-robot interaction influence in ASD therapy through an affordable soft social robot (2022)
Journal Article
Pinto-Bernal, M. J., Cespedes, N., Castro, P., Munera, M., & Cifuentes, C. A. (2022). Physical human-robot interaction influence in ASD therapy through an affordable soft social robot. Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems, 105(3), Article 67. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10846-022-01617-0

In the latest years, there has been a rise in social robotics' interest as a support tool in various scopes. For instance, social robots have been used in Autism treatments, improving social skills, social interaction, and children's daily activities... Read More about Physical human-robot interaction influence in ASD therapy through an affordable soft social robot.

A machine learning model for predicting sit-to-stand trajectories of people with and without stroke: towards adaptive robotic assistance (2022)
Journal Article
Bennett, T., Kumar, P., & Ruiz Garate, V. R. (2022). A machine learning model for predicting sit-to-stand trajectories of people with and without stroke: towards adaptive robotic assistance. Sensors, 22(13), https://doi.org/10.3390/s22134789

Sit-to-stand and stand-to-sit transfers are fundamental daily motions that enable all other types of ambulation and gait. However, the ability to perform these motions can be severely impaired by different factors, such as the occurrence of a stroke,... Read More about A machine learning model for predicting sit-to-stand trajectories of people with and without stroke: towards adaptive robotic assistance.

Optical fiber angle sensors for the PrHand prosthesis: Development and application in grasp types recognition with machine learning (2022)
Conference Proceeding
De Arco, L., Pontes, M. J., Vieira Segatto, M. E., Monteiro, M. E., Cifuentes, C. A., & Díaz, C. A. R. (in press). Optical fiber angle sensors for the PrHand prosthesis: Development and application in grasp types recognition with machine learning.

This work presents the instrumentation of the Pr-Hand upper-limb prosthesis with optical fiber sensors to measure the angle of the proximal interphalangeal joint. The angle sensors are based on bending-induced loss and are fabricated with polymer opt... Read More about Optical fiber angle sensors for the PrHand prosthesis: Development and application in grasp types recognition with machine learning.

The PrHand: Functional assessment of an underactuated soft-robotic prosthetic hand (2022)
Conference Proceeding
De Arco, L., Ramos, O., Múnera, M., Moazen, M., Wurdemann, H., & Cifuentes, C. A. (in press). The PrHand: Functional assessment of an underactuated soft-robotic prosthetic hand.

Functional tests aim to compare the functionality of a prosthesis with a human hand. The main objective of this work is to present and evaluate an affordable prosthesis (PrHand) built with soft robotic technologies and novel joints based on compliant... Read More about The PrHand: Functional assessment of an underactuated soft-robotic prosthetic hand.

Mirror-based robotic therapy for ankle recovery with a serious game: A case study with a neurological patient (2022)
Conference Proceeding
Pino, A., Gomez-Vargas, D., Garzón, A., Roberti, F., Carelli, R., Múnera, M., & Cifuentes, C. A. (in press). Mirror-based robotic therapy for ankle recovery with a serious game: A case study with a neurological patient.

Neuromuscular disorders, such as foot drop, severely affect the locomotor function and walking independence after a brain injury event. Mirror-based robotic therapy (MRT) has been a promising rehabilitation strategy favouring upper limb muscle streng... Read More about Mirror-based robotic therapy for ankle recovery with a serious game: A case study with a neurological patient.

Three study cases of social robotics in autism spectrum disorder treatment: Personalization and usability of CASTOR robot (2022)
Conference Proceeding
Gaitán-Padilla, M., Cifuentes, C. A., & Múnera, M. (in press). Three study cases of social robotics in autism spectrum disorder treatment: Personalization and usability of CASTOR robot.

Social assistive robotics in autism has been implemented in studies and therapies to improve social skills and encourage children to comply with therapies. However, autism symptoms vary in their spectrum, which generates difficulties in implementing... Read More about Three study cases of social robotics in autism spectrum disorder treatment: Personalization and usability of CASTOR robot.